Karen Taylor is an independent energy consultant to industry and investors, with deep experience in capital markets, regulatory policy and infrastructure investing. She is Vice Chair of the Council for Clean & Reliable Energy, a non-profit organization that provides a platform for public dialogue and analysis on subjects related to energy policy and governance and is a Board Member of the Macaulay Child Development Centre, where she serves on the finance and strategic planning committees. She is also an Executive Fellow with the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre. Karen has over 25 years of relevant senior executive financial and energy experience. She was a top-ranked equity analyst for 16 years with TD Securities and BMO Capital Markets covering the pipeline, energy utility and power generation sectors. She also served as the Executive Advisor to the Chair of the Ontario Energy Board and was a Member of the Ontario Energy Board. In addition, she served as Special Advisor to the Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission. Karen has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Major in Finance, with Distinction, from the University of Alberta, a Master of Business Administration, with Honours from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She has also completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and holds the ICD.D designation. Karen lives in Toronto with her husband, their two children, and a dog.
Independent Energy Consultant